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Bigcef 500mg Tablet

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By BESTOCHEM FORMULATIONS INDIA LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 280.32*
Inclusive of all taxes
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Cefuroxime(500.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Bigcef 500 tablet contains Cefuroxime which belongs to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics. Bigcef tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of tonsils, throat, sinus, ears, respiratory tract, u...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
uses

Uses of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

  • Severe infections of tonsils, throat, sinus, ears
  • Respiratory tract infections (bronchitis)
  • Infection of urinary tract
  • Infections of skin, soft tissue
contraindications

Contraindications of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Cefuroxime or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you have a history of severe allergic reaction to Penicillin, Monobactams, Carbapenems or other Beta-Lactam antibiotic
sideEffects

Side effects of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Increased chances of fungal infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Raised liver enzyme or white blood cells
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Bigcef 500 Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
The effect of this medicine on the fetus is not known. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Bigcef 500 Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Cefuroxime passes into breast milk in small quantities
  • Perceive if prescribed by your physician
  • Watch for diarrhea in the breastfed baby
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Bigcef 500 Tablet?
A:
It may cause dizziness. Hence caution is advised during driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Bigcef 500 Tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Bigcef tablet.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience continuous diarrhea. Immediately stop taking it and report to the hospital
  • You experience difficulty in breathing, rashes, swelling of face or mouth after taking this medicine
  • You develop rash with blisters and peeling of skin
  • You have kidney disease
  • You develop white patches in your mouth
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Bigcef tablet works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis, absence of bacterial cell wall results in the death of bacteria
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

  • Swallow Bigcef 500 tablet whole with a glass of water
  • The medicine should not be crushed
interactions

Interactions of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take Bigcef tablet with your acidity medicines
  • It can cause the failure of contraceptive pills (OC pills). If you are taking the contraceptive pill while you are being treated with this medicine, you also need to use a barrier method of contracept...
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  • Medicines used to treat gout (Probenecid)
  • Medicines used to thin your blood (Warfarin)

Interactions with food items

Bigcef tablet should be taken after a meal for better results.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

Store Bigcef tablet in a cool and dry place, to protect it from light.
dosage

Dosage of Bigcef 500mg Tablet

Overdose

  • Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken an overdose of this medicine
  • Overdose symptoms may include damage to the brain, fits

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of Bigcef tablet take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I am allergic to Amoxicillin, can I take this medicine?

A: No, if you have an allergy to Amoxicillin, never take this medicine as it can result in very severe allergic reaction Always inform your doctor about your allergies

Q: Can I stop taking this medicine before prescribed duration?

A: No, you must finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication can make the infection harder to treat.

Q: How long should I take Bigcef tablet?

A: The dose and duration of treatment depend upon the cause of infection and response to the treatment. Do not stop taking Bigcef if you feel better, complete the full course as stopping the treatment in between can result in antibiotic resistance and infection may reoccur.

Q: Is Bigcef an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Bigcef tablet is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: What are the side effects of Bigcef tablet?

A: The common side effects of Bigcef tablet are diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, headache and dizziness, these are temporary but if side effects persist or there is no improvement in your condition, inform your doctor immediately.
Last Updated on: 22 Aug 2020 | 05:31 AM (IST)
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